United, FC Dallas Draw 0-0

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    Chris Pontius #13 of the D.C. United is tripped up by Jackson Goncalves #6 of the FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park on July 16, 2011 in Frisco, Texas.

    Bill Hamid finished with three saves to help D.C. United to a scoreless draw against FC Dallas on Saturday night.

    It was the second time this season that the two clubs played to a scoreless tie.

    Hamid finished with a clean sheet for the second consecutive week as United improved to 5-5-8. FC Dallas (10-5-5) was shutout for the second straight week.

    Dallas' Jackson Goncalves nearly scored in the 87th minute with a sliding shot from the top of the goalie's box, but his shot bounced off the crossbar.

    In the 67th minute, FC Dallas had a chance to score on a Marvin Chavez breakaway but Chavez pulled his shot left of the post from 8 yards away.

    FC Dallas also had scoring opportunities in the first half, including a 20-foot shot from Brek Shea in the 20th minute which forced a two-handed save by Hamid.

    Dallas had 14 shots to 4 for United, a season low for D.C.

    United's best scoring chance came in the 18th minute after Andy Najar fired a shot from 12 yards away that forced a diving save by goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.